15 Reasons Why Living In Belize Is Awesome
If you’re not convinced that retirement is directly tied to a longer, better life, we suggest moving to Belize so you can prove yourself wrong! The nation’s laid-back environment contributes to bliss but there are plenty of other reasons to relocate. This list of 15 makes a good start. There are more, but we don’t want to keep you from putting together your relocation plan a minute longer!
1. Save a bundle living in Belize.
The low cost of living contributes to mental wellbeing that reduces stress. According to Investopia, a couple can “get along just fine on around $1200 a month.”
2. Stay safe.
Choose a new community like Salt Life Belize. This 50-acre development, located on Ambergris Caye, is considered to be one of the safest places to live in Belize.
3. Remain active and live longer.
Move to Belize and gain access to the Belize Barrier Reef, world-class diving and fishing, Maya cultural sites, jungles and forests.
4. Enjoy endless summer with the occasional visit from Mother Nature’s sprinkling system.
Temperatures are ideal year-round. If the sun’s not out, wait a minute and the sun’s Vitamin D will start to boost your immune system.
5. Live in a nation devoted to protecting the environment.
National Geographic saluted Belize’s Herculean efforts to restore its marine ecosystem and protect the nation’s precious wildlife for future generations.
6. Affordability and luxury aren’t mutually exclusive.
Affordably-priced luxury condos are rare finds on Ambergris Caye, which is why Salt Life Belize units are being snapped up.
7. Escape the crowds.
Commutes. Traffic jams. Clogged highways that cause meltdowns. Only around 383,071 people live in Belize; the same number of people living in Cleveland, Ohio.
8. No foreign language mastery required.
English is Belize’s native tongue. It’s your retirement. Who wants to master a foreign language when there’s fun to be had?
9. Live healthy.
Belize’s farms, dairies and plantations provide the nation with the freshest food in Central America. Stay healthy by enjoying fresh fish caught year-round, including reeling in your own catches.
10. You could see the Caribbean Sea from your digs.
Waterfront views usually come with high price tags, but not at Salt Life where gorgeous views, balconies and beautiful vistas are all included in the selling price.
11. Return home in a few hours.
Belize is serviced by major airlines offering daily runs, so you’re just a few hours away from family gatherings. Best of all, once you’ve gotten caught up, you get to return to paradise.
12. Bring everything with you.
The Qualified Retired Persons Incentive Program (QRP) permits ex-pats to bring cars, boats, planes or all three to Belize duty free. Stick around 30 consecutive days annually to maintain residency status.
13. No interpreters needed to buy a condo.
Belize’s legal system is based on the British model so you understand every word on paperwork associated with your purchase.
14. Achieve QRP status by proving an income of just $2,000 a month.
Retire as early as age 45 to be eligible for QRP, so you get a head start on a second chapter in your life while you’re still a whippersnapper.
15. Kiss high real estate taxes goodbye.
Not only do you get the same property rights as Belizean citizens when buying your Salt Life Belize condo, but ex-pats get tax breaks, too. There are no capital gains taxes and property taxes are assessed at between 1- and 1.5-percent of the land’s unimproved value. Go ahead. Read that again.
Want to learn more? Of course you do. Call Scott Fuson or a member of the community’s sales staff at 1-877-342-1702 and prepare yourself for a very long conversation.